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Baltimore, Maryland

Curtis Creek Ship Graveyard

Ship skeletons haunt Baltimore's waterways.
Bethesda, Maryland

Glen Echo Amusement Park

Once home to seven different roller coasters, Glen Echo has undergone many transformations since its founding in 1891.
Laurel, Maryland

Laurel Dinosaur Park

This dig site outside D.C. is known for its exceptionally high density of baby dinosaur fossils and dinosaur eggs.
Glenn Dale, Maryland

Glenn Dale Hospital

An FDR-era tuberculosis sanatorium has stood abandoned in the suburbs of the U.S. capital for over 30 years.
Silver Spring, Maryland

National Park Seminary

A girls' boarding school inspired by the Chicago World's Fair, once abandoned, now restored to strange and scenic glory.
Monkton, Maryland

Ladew Topiary Gardens

This English-inspired Maryland garden is home to acres of opulent plant life including bushes shaped into an entire fox hunt.
Baltimore, Maryland

Grave of John Wilkes Booth

A blank headstone topped with a pile of pennies marks the final resting place of the infamous assassin.
Nanjemoy, Maryland

The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay

The remnants of a wooden-hulled fleet built and abandoned in WWI, now home to a thriving ecosystem.
Fort Meade, Maryland

National Cryptologic Museum

A priceless collection of the Nation's cryptologic history.
Berlin, Maryland

Assateague Island

The land is home to swimming ponies and a legendary 18th-century treasure.
Columbia, Maryland

The Enchanted Forest Pine Tree Maze at Clark's Elioak Farm

A local farm's collection of unusual structures from a now defunct storybook amusement park.
Silver Spring, Maryland

National Museum of Health and Medicine

An astounding collection of medical specimens, including bits of President Lincoln.
Ellicott City, Maryland

Daniels

An eerie, decaying ghost town destined to fade into the forest.
Baltimore, Maryland

The American Visionary Art Museum

A museum dedicated to exhibiting remarkable outsider art
Baltimore, Maryland

Elijah Bond's Ouija Board Grave

The man who first patented the Ouija board rests in peace beneath a headstone that playfully reflects that achievement.
Baltimore, Maryland

Site of Edgar Allan Poe's Death

The site where Poe "in great distress, and ... in need of immediate assistance" likely died.
Baltimore, Maryland

The Book Thing

This free, take-a-book shop seems like a trick but isn't.
Baltimore, Maryland

Bazaar

Crammed into a Baltimore row house is an oddities shop that sells everything from skulls to dead insects.
Baltimore, Maryland

Edgar Allan Poe's Grave

The trials and tribulations of marking Poe's grave.
Baltimore, Maryland

George Peabody Library

It's not hard to see why the historic Peabody Conservatory of Music's library has been described as a "cathedral of books."
Fort Meade, Maryland

Forest Haven Asylum

This abandoned asylum was once a state of the art facility before devolving into one of the most deadly mental institutions in American history.
Baltimore, Maryland

Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death

Eighteen miniature death-scene dioramas.
Kingston, New York

Four Corners

The only intersection in America where the buildings on all four corners were built pre-Revolutionary War.
Hyde Park, New York

The Hyde Park Vanderbilt Mansion

"A hideous albatross in the Hudson River Valley."